4 teaspoons olive oil
4 garlic cloves, sliced
1 onion, chopped
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 (-pound) bunchbroccoli rabe or mustard greensm cut into 1-inch pieaces
1 1/2 cup Chicken Stock
2 cups Tomato Sauce
1 pound sweet Italian sausage (about 6-8 links)
Braised Sausage with Broccoli Rabe
Salsiccie Brasate Con I Rabe
Serves 4 to 6
In a 10-inch surte pan set on medium heat, cook the oil, garlic, onion and red pepper flakes until the onion is soft, about 5 minutes. Add the broccoli rabe, toss until well coated with the oil, and cook for 3 minutes. Pour in the chicken stock, and tomoto suce and bring to a boil. Prick small holes in the casing of each individual sausage link with a fork and add to the sauce. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover with the lid half-way off, and cook for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove the lid and cook for 15 minutes more. Transfer to a long oval seving dish and bring to the table.
If the souce it too watery because of the water released by the vegetables, remove the sausages once they're cooked through, and reduce the sauce over medium-high heat until it reaches your desired consistency. Return the sausages to the sauce, heat throughand serve.